Newsletter, September, 2019

2019 World Police & Fire Games
CHENGDU, CHINA, 8th-18th August, 2019

The World Police & Fire Games (WPFG) took place in Asia for the first time since its inception in 1985. Held every two years, this highly prestigious event is considered the Olympic Games for police, firefighters, corrections officers, immigration officers, as well as other forms of law enforcement.

The event attracts around 10,000 entrants, second only to the Summer Olympics in this genre of competition. Sports include athletics, volleyball, dodgeball, darts, basketball, archery and much more. Of course, ice hockey was Powerplay Sports & Entertainment’s main focus; assisting in the organization of the events while Keith Fong was also appointed as the Sports Coordinator.

One of the main tasks for PPSE was to organize an officiating crew. An elite crew of six was formed: three from BC, Canada that had officiated in the WHL, one from the US, and two from Hong Kong.

8 teams from around the world competed in the games, 4 were allocated to the Top Tier and 4 to the Novice Tier. Division 1 in the Top Tier was a highly competitive contest that saw the Dinamo team from Russia battle to victory against Montreal Fire Department. In a highly volatile affair, the refereeing crew maintained their poise and professionalism, keeping the game in control throughout. Division 2 of the Top Tier saw the Tampere team from Finland defeat the Paris Fire Brigade. The Novice Tier saw Canada’s Finest defeat Aussie Heat in the gold medal game, while NA Blue from the US took home the bronze medal.

There was a great atmosphere throughout the tournament at the Century City International Exhibition Centre ice rink, and PPSE received glowing reviews and commendations from both the WPFG committee and the participating teams. All in all, a huge success at such a large scale event.

Keith Fong:  ‘It was truly an honour to be able to take part such an incredible event. We learned a lot and and extend our deepest thanks and appreciation to the Organizing Committee in Chengdu and the World Police & Fire Games (WPFG) Committee for all their support’

The following iterations of the WPFG will be in Rotterdam (Netherlands) in 2021, followed by Winnipeg (Canada) in 2023. PPSE are looking forward to the possibility of being involved in future events.

Greater Bay Hockey League (GBHL) Announcement
SOUTH CHINA – September, 2019

Preparations are well underway for the first cross-border youth ice hockey league in the South China region. The GBHL is an ambitious collaboration featuring Century Star, Coastal City, China Hockey Group and Powerplay Sports & Entertainment.

The league will consist of U8, U10 and U12 divisions featuring teams like the Junior Tigers, Flying Dragons, Bumblebees, Century Stars and Kunlun Red Star.

For further details please visit www.greaterbayhockeyleague.com or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @greaterbayhockeyleague. The GBHL App will also be available on the Apple Store soon.

SCIHL GM’s [L to R] Allan Yee (CHG), Keith Fong (Sam Wai), Don Ho (inetASIA), Jackie Chan (RulaLIVE), Paul Chai (Sapporo) and Scott Yang (Bravo)
SCIHL & HKIHL Draft Results
CENTRAL, HONG KONG – September 12th, 2019

The 2019 South China Ice Hockey League (SCIHL) & Hong Kong Inline Hockey League (HKIHL) drafts took place at the lively new RulaLIVE bar in Lan Kwai Fong, Central. The HKIHL draft led the way conducting picks for Division 1 and Division 2; followed by the SCIHL draft later in the evening. An enjoyable night for all those involved and in attendance, as the leagues start to take shape and prepare for the upcoming season.  Good luck to all the players and teams.

The SCIHL is presented by the China Hockey Group and managed by Powerplay Sports & Entertainment.

The HKIHL is supported by jersey sponsor Homely Sports and supporting sponsor Wheel Hub Asia. It is also managed by Powerplay Sports & Entertainment and sanctioned by the Hong Kong Federation of Roller Sports (HKFRS).

We would like to thank all our sponsors, supporting crew and players; and look forward to having a fun, competitive season ahead.

CIHL Opening Night
MEGABOX, HONG KONG – September, 2019
The China Ice Hockey League (CIHL) presented by Scotiabank kicks off its 9th season on the 26th of September. Hong Kong’s premier ice hockey competition, the CIHL showcases Hong Kong’s elite talent in high level competition. Catch the action at Megabox on opening night www.CIHL.com
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